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The Best Sleep Away Camp for Houston Families

After your kids get a taste for summer camp they may want to try a full-on sleep away camp!  Here is a great list of camps that Houston families enjoy!

Not ready for sleep away camp?  That’s okay we have a huge list of awesome summer camps!

This is a living list please comment below with your favorite camp and we can add it to the list!

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Gulf Coast

Camp MasterChef

A camp committed to helping kids and teens ages 8-16 spark their culinary interest and develop their cooking skills. One and two week sessions throughout July, $1463 – $3021.

Rice University STEM Camp

Week-long residential Say STEM Camp features lessons by award-winning college professors, project-based activities and practice in creatively communicating STEM findings. Four sessions through July for 8th – 12th graders. Starting at $1595

Sea Star Base

Week-long camps in Galveston for ages 11-17. Sessions begin June 3 and run through August 10th, 2019. $945 per session per camper.

Texas A&M Galveston – Sea Camp

“Sea Camp is a week-long residential adventure exploring the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments for campers ages 10-18. As a Sea Camper, you will have access to research vessels, oceanographic equipment, laboratory facilities, and a professional staff enabling you to learn about the ocean through hands-on experiences.”

Victory Camp

“An inter-denominational camp serving a variety of churches and groups. Our desire is that every camper attending Victory Camp will have a life changing experience with Jesus Christ…Expect lots of fun – swimming, waterslides, go-karts, sports, outdoor activities, paddleboats, crafts, new friends, games, and the famous blob tower at Victory Lake.”

Prairies and Lakes

Blackwood Educational Land Institue Summer Nature Camp

Week-long overnight camp for ages 8-14, the maximum number of campers is 26. Sessions are $850 per camper with multi-session and sibling discounts available.

Camp Allen

For campers grades 3-12, starting at $651 per week. Registration opens in November for the following summer.

Camp Blessing Texas

Christian camp for special needs children and young adults and their siblings. Approximately $915 per camper (Tues. – Saturday)

Camp Lantern Creek

All girls sleep away summer camp that was created so girls can find their voice, try new skills, be cheered on whether they succeed or fail, get dirty, push boundaries, love nature and so much more!

Camp Thurman

“…a nonprofit ministry-minded summer camp dedicated to
sharing God’s love and helping people pursue their identity in Christ…14 acres of trees, ropes elements, pools, and much more”

Frontier Camp

Christian camp that values a smaller camp environment (maximum 250 campers and 90 staff) “…activity assignments based on a camper’s individual preferences not age, grade, gender or any other factor because you and your camper are a better judge than us of what your camper is or is not ready for.”

Pine Cove (Tyler or Ellinger)

From start to finish, the good is gooder, the clean is cleaner, and the fun is funner. Kids absolutely love our one or two-week overnight camps. Every week of the summer is jam packed with Bible studies, insane water activities, ropes courses, and much, much more. From 2nd grade to high school seniors, we have the camp you (and your kids) are looking for.

Squad STX Boys Camping

Boys age 10-16 overnight tactical camping. “…designed by U.S. Army infantry officers as an alternative or supplement to traditional summer camp and Boy Scouts. We develop strong leadership skills through squad competitions, time-tested military training methodologies and situational training exercises (STX).”

Texas A&M Athletic Camps and Clinics

“Every year Texas A&M is fortunate to have thousands of young people participate in our athletic camps. Aggie camps offer a wide range of instruction for both boys and girls, ages 8-18. Our camps offer the participants an opportunity to be coached by some of the finest collegiate coaches in the nation. The following links contain information on the camps offered at Texas A&M.”

Piney Woods

Camp Cho-Yeh

Christian sleep-away camp “passionate about building the next generation of Christian leaders.  We focus on 3 key areas of development:  Cultivating Faith, Nurturing Community, and Forging Character.”

Camp Deer Run

“A Christian summer camp in East Texas that exists to provide a camping experience where God is seen, His love is felt, and lives are transformed into the image of Jesus Christ.”

Camp Huawani

“Camp Huawni is a traditional, throwback summer camp for boys and girls. We believe that camp works best when we have simple fun, are outdoors a lot, experience meaningful traditions and ceremonies, and develop authentic friendships.”

Camp Olympia

One to three-week sessions for boys and girls 6-16. Camp Olympia also hosts many special events, retreats, and STEM-based learning weekends throughout the year at its own Outdoor Education Center.

YMCA Camp Cullen

Weekly themed camps for kids ages 7-17. “…goal is to provide a summer camp experience rich in tradition centered on our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, caring and faith, while allowing campers to gain independence, a higher self-worth and lifelong, positive memories as they continue to grow as individuals and leaders.”

Panhandle Plains

Hill Country

Camp Balcones Springs

“…our mission is to change lives for the better through fun, relationships, and spiritual impact. Fun — Make fun meaningful and transformative. Relationships — Invest in quality time. Build others up. Truly get to know those around you. Make wholesome connections that will last a LIFETIME! Spiritual Impact  — Encourage others to become all that God created them to be.”

Camp Eagle

“It’s where kids gather for unbridled fun and real outdoor adventures. No phones. No devices. No wifi in these woods. But we guarantee you’ll find a better connection. It’s a place where lifetime memories are made, where life-changing insights are found in the Word of God, and bonds are formed with friends you’ll never forget.” 

Camp La Junta for Boys

“…our activities and programs are designed to instill a strong sense of independence and self-assuredness in our campers. We set summer goals for our campers to build character, a sense of service, new life skills and an appreciation of the outdoors.”

Camp Longhorn

“Kids have fun all day, gain confidence in themselves, and forge lifelong friendships as they eat, sleep and play together, returning summer after summer.”

Camp Mystic for Girls

“…a private Christian summer camp for girls. Established in 1926, Mystic is nestled among cypress, live oak, and pecan trees in the hill country of west-central Texas on the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.”

Camp Stewart for Boys

Four week camp – “Stewart prides itself on providing character building and life skills to thousands of young men ages 6-16 through intentional play and interpersonal/intrapersonal development …over 500 acres along both banks of one mile of Guadalupe River waterfront deep in the rustic Texas Hill Country”

Camp Waldemar for Girls

…” a Christian camp of the highest ideals and standards. We are proud to say the Waldemar experience has stood the test of time by continuing to evolve in response to changing needs of today’s youth while maintaining its strong traditions and commitment to excellence.”

John Knox Ranch Summer Camp

“…resident camp for students entering grades 2 – 12…foster experiences of Christian community in the beauty of God’s creation. JKR is the camp and retreat ministry program of Mission Presbytery, part of the Presbyterian Church USA.”

Kickapoo Camp for Girls

“…a private residential girls summer camp located in the Texas Hill Country…Limiting our enrollment to around 110 campers, ages 7 to 17, allows us to emphasize the “family” atmosphere we feel is so important…a fun environment that helps to build self-confidence, self-awareness and self-acceptance. Our counselors are wholesome role models who share common values and are dedicated to children.”

Kidventure Safari & Echo Overnight Camps

Kidventure provides two overnight camp programs. Both Safari and Echo are designed to provide each age group with an age-appropriate adventure and focus. Safari Camp mission is simple: provide kids with the opportunities to learn important life lessons through adventure, teamwork and just pure fun! Echo offers a life-changing experience that your teen will remember forever. Our unique eight day camp provides unlimited opportunity for teens to learn.

Vista Camps

“Camp Rio Vista for Boys and Camp Sierra Vista for Girls…are two separate summer camps with one purpose — to provide a safe, wholesome, fun-filled learning experience to every boy and girl, ages 6 to 16.” 

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes

“…mission is to increase every camper’s sense of accomplishment and belonging while helping build into them positive character traits and values. The tools at our disposal are well-trained staff, carefully planned programs, modern facilities, and the great outdoors.”

Big Bend Country

South Texas Plains

Beyond Texas

Crow Canyon Archeology Camp (Colorado)

Middle & High School, starting around $1500 – includes 7-days of shared cabin accommodations, 3 meals per day, and guided activities.